This section is devoted to the local wines of Bergerac and Duras. I will be posting regularly on, not only the wines themselves, but also the Maison des Vins in Bergerac, organic farming, wine pairing, the Route des Vin, award-winning wines and lots more. But first, here are some interesting facts about the Bergerac and Duras wine regions of South-West France.

Interesting facts about Bergerac and Duras wines

  • 5 colours
  • 7 wine areas
  • 17 types of wine (appellation d’origine controlée)*
  • 2000 years of history
  • 11,195 hectares
  • 10 grape varieties

The types of wine

  • Bergerac – 5
  • Côtes de Duras – 4
  • Monbazillac – 1
  • Montravel – 4
  • Pécharmant – 1
  • Rosette – 1
  • Saussignac – 1

*Appellation d’Origine Controlée is the certification granted by the French government to all wines, cheese and certain agricultural products that are produced in the region of their origin using traditional methods and specific ingredients.

The wine areas

Bergerac

7000 hectares, 550 producers, 40 million bottles a year

Côtes de Duras

1300 hectares, 130 producers, 9 million bottles a year

Monbazillac

2300 hectares, 130 producers, 7.5 million bottles a year

Montravel

110 hectares, 40 producers, 700,000 bottles bottles a year

Pécharmant

460 hectares, 45 producers, 2 million bottles a year

Rosette

40 hectares, 16 producers, 125,000 bottles a year

Saussignac

25 hectares, 20 producers, 50,000 bottles a year

Grape varieties, Red

  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Malbec
  • Merille

Grape varieties, White

  • Sauvignon
  • Sémillon
  • Muscadelle
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Ugni Blanc

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